Transmission Control Protocol
A protocol which enables two devices to establish a connection and exchange data. A combination of TCP and IP is used to send data over the Internet. Data are sent in the form of a packet, which is a portion of a message sent over the TCP/IP network. It contains content and a heading that specifies the destination.
Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: F118
Acronym(s): TCP; TCP/IP